Housed in a 3 x 3 mm package, Freescale’s FXLN83xxQ accelerometer could hit a sweet spot for designers of industrial products, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things. (Source: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
Chuck, this type of advance can really change the way industrial sensors are designed. In the past one might have used some sort of shaft encoder, while now other types of sensors might be of interest.
As for the IoT, this is how it all starts. Lots of digital data which is easily transmitted and saved. Then you have to analyze it.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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